Originally posted by DoctorKevin
Yeah, I think this hurt me at some schools but you can't just not answer. I don't understand why it hurts... if anything it should make them want to accept you more but I think it leads to giving the spot to someone with less choices and who seems to "want it more."
Originally posted by FinallyOnMyWay
I haven't encountered a problem being vague.
When interviewers ask where I've applied, or where else I'm looking, I say Boston, NYC, Philly, DC, etc... That seems to work pretty well. They never probe further to ask which particular schools.